I dunno about a grade, but I like the bottom card better. Better centering. Therefore the bottom one would be better for the registry, IMHO. Drop the resolution just a bit and I could judge better. So, take the top one and send me the bottom one...for Christmas. That's one of my favorite 59 cards along with the Mays/Ashburn card.
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Loc: Top of the 1959 Registry
The top card has slightly better focus/register and the bottom card has slightly better centering. Both are in SGC slabs. The top card was graded way back when there was no single digit grade, just a double digit. The bottom card was graded much more recently. I like them both. A lot. So, trex, neither of them will be in your Christmas stocking. (I hear it told you're in for a bundle of sticks and a lump of coal again this year.)
I'll post scans tomorrow morning to reveal the grades.
At least one person has correctly graded at least one card, but no one has both correct.
#1 in 1959 Topps. Officially known as Assassin according to stanthemanfan 3/31/2014 and god of minor league basketball according to cammb.